|Summary:||Booting after HD problems|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||volchok|
|Component:||initscripts||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-09-20 21:29:47 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description volchok 1999-09-05 00:00:19 UTC
My computer hang. So I had to restart it. As a result one of partitions was damaged. When I got to check of that partition the program said that i have to run fsck manualy. The prompt said to enter root password or press Control-D to start normaly. However, the prompt whould not accept my root password. I use shadow plus MD5 passwords. Root's password is longer thna 8 characters. Pressing Control-D whould just restart computer.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-20 21:29:59 UTC
Weird; we haven't experienced this problem here (unless it was on a Sparc). If all else fails, you can boot with 'linux init=/bin/bash' to get a prompt. ------- Additional Comments From 10/19/99 11:10 ------- I think i fugured out this one. I looked into init scripts and found out that if there is a problem with disk script runs sulogin. After checking out the source for sulogin. I found out that it will accept only up to 15 characters of password. Mine is 18 characters. The RH6.0 manual states that MD5 passwords can be up to 256 characters.